Mostar: Reintegration of an Ethnically Divided City
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M. Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Includes bibliographical references (page 141).
"The recent war in Bosnia, perhaps the most fierce and bloody of all conflicts in the Balkans, split the country like no other and left the most painful and terrorizing legacy – a religious division within its own borders. The cultural and physical dissection of the city of Mostar fully encompasses the ethnical segregation caused by the war, and identifies the difficult situation Bosnia finds itself in. This thesis will dig deep to explore the Bosnian national and cultural identity and set aside the tensions that sparked conflict within its population by uniting the city of Mostar through an urban solution plan. Mirroring the rest of the country, Mostar is under the strain of dual ethnic politicking that is paralyzing the region. The architectural motivation of the thesis is to bridge and seal the gaps between the Islamic and Christian communities and take the city back to the days when it was lauded as one of the most diverse and integrated urban areas in the world."
Keywords: religion, culture, identity, division, bridge, integration
CHAIR: Rogers-Varland, Julie
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